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Another deal in LG Chem’s plan to dominate ESS market

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:34 -- paul Crompton
Another deal in LG Chem’s plan to dominate ESS market

Another week, another deal for lithium-ion firm LG Chem as the South Korean company positions itself to dominate the energy storage system (ESS) market.

LG Chem’s latest deal with Canadian power control and conversion solutions manufacturer Eguana Technologies aims to develop a fully integrated AC Battery ESS system for home use.

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ViZn inks leasing partnership deal to boost ESS sales

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:28 -- paul Crompton
ViZn inks leasing partnership deal to boost ESS sales

US energy storage system provider ViZn Energy Systems has entered into a partnership with LFC Capital in a bid to boost sales of its zinc/iron redox flow battery ESS.

The partnership with the equipment leasing and financial services firm is set to make ownership of battery-enhanced solar PV systems more affordable to end users.

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Blattner Energy completes 20MW Li-ion ESS

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 16:58 -- paul Crompton
Blattner Energy completes 20MW Li-ion ESS

US power generation contractor and renewable energy company Blattner Energy has completed construction of a 20MW lithium-ion battery storage project.

The Lee/DeKalb energy storage system (ESS) in Illinois, US, is now providing the regional transmission organisation, PJM Interconnection, with the frequency regulation support needed for the area.

The project included Greensmith Energy Management Systems as the integrator of eight containers, 10 feet by 40 feet in size, housing 2.5MW of LG Chem lithium-ion batteries each.

Blattner Energy engineered the system, procured the technology and equipment, oversaw the installation and interconnection of the system technology, as well as completing the testing and start-up activities.

Stephen Jones, director of solar, Blattner Energy, said: “Battery storage will be a key technology in supporting the stability of our grid and the intermittency of some renewable generation sources.”

Picture: Stephen Jones, director of solar, Blattner Energy

S&C Electric Company in senior post shuffle

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:40 -- paul Crompton
Andrew Jones, Senior Vice President of International Business at S&C

US based smart grid and ESS firm S&C Electric Company has appointed Andrew Jones as Senior Vice President of International Business.

Jones was General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Business Unit for seven years. He succeeds Grant Buchanan who will remain the President of S&C Electric Canada Ltd until his retirement on 31st December 2015.

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Saft moves into Japanese market with Li-ion ESS

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:28 -- paul Crompton
Saft moves into Japanese market with Li-ion ESS

French battery firm Saft is moving into the Japanese market after winning a contract to supply a containerised lithium-ion energy storage system (ESS) to the country.

The ESS project - a first for Saft in Japan - will offer a nominal storage capacity of 520kWh and 1MWh peak power output on Niijima, a volcanic island in the Philippine Sea.a

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LG Chem signs $272m deal to supply Li-ion ESSs to Japan

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:15 -- paul Crompton
LG Chem signs $272m deal to supply Li-ion ESSs to Japan

South Korea's LG Chem Inc. has secured a deal to supply lithium-ion energy storage systems (ESS) to Japan.

The nation's largest battery manufacturer will supply ESSs for four solar plants in a contract worth more 300 billion won (US$272.7 million).

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Alevo 200MWh ESS to be biggest in US

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 14:10 -- paul Crompton
Alevo 200MWh ESS to be biggest in US

Swiss based Energy storage Provider Alevo Group has announced plans for the largest lithium-ion based energy storage deployment in the US.

The firm is set to provide 200MW of grid frequency regulation services to the wholesale power market through its GridBank energy storage systems (ESS).

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100MW goal begins with Europe’s biggest Li-ion ESS

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 13:27 -- paul Crompton
100MW goal begins with Europe’s biggest Li-ion ESS

Europe's biggest electricity storage battery using a 10MW lithium-ion battery array is being built in Northern Ireland (NI).

Plans to provide an extra 250MW of capacity - enough to power 160,000 homes - are in the advanced stages at a site next to Kilroot Power Station.

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ESS firm VIZn expands to hit 1MWh zinc-ion target

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 13:22 -- paul Crompton
ESS firm VIZn expands to hit 1MWh zinc-ion target

US based ViZn Energy Systems Inc has expanded its operations as it aims to ship more than 1MWh of zinc-ion flow battery systems in the first half of 2015.

ViZn is expanding its capabilities at its Montana facility, where the company’s design center, engineering and operations staff are located, to support the increase in development and production of its next generation zinc-iron flow batteries.  

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